As part of our continued effort to digitize our, and some other friends, older race related photos,slides and films, here are some pics from the LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX from the late 1970’s through the early 1980’s. At the time we were living in Southern California and were able to attend a number of the races from its early inception by Chris Pook and Dan Gurney when it was a Formula 5000 Race and then through F1, to Indy Cars. Also there are a few pics from when we ran an exhibition race with fellow IKF Karters and the crazy Aussie Sidecar Motorcycles in 1981.
This is the brief You-Tube video/post from few months back of some of the shots from that now iconic event in Long Beach,California….
As always………TACH IT UP….!!!
World Champion Alan Jones puts the Williams F1 through the Hairpin…
Giles Villeneuve in the ’79 F1 Ferrari 312 T4
Didier Pironi in 1982 after Giles had been killed.